Neighbor remembers elderly couple killed in turnpike accident
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 03:17:35 GMT —
Family and neighbors are remembering an elderly Toledo couple that was killed in a fiery crash along the Ohio Turnpike.
"I think it's so senseless," explains Bernadine Marsrow, neighbor of husband and wife Wilbur and Margaret McCoy. It's five simple words that sum up an accident that took the lives of the elderly couple.
The 77 year old couple died Thanksgiving night when their mini-van was rear ended and burst into flames. Ohio State Highway Patrol says 24 year old Andrew Gans is the driver responsible for the fatal wreck.
Neighbors of the couple are trying to come to terms with what happened, "two very intelligent people are gone now because of some drunk," says Marsrow.
State patrol says Gans was speeding over 100 miles per hour in the westbound lanes of the turnpike. Investigators believe alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash that took the lives of the couple.
Marsrow knew the McCoys who went by Mack and Peg. Bernadine knew Mack since 1985, "he was a very nice person. Very talkative and he kept up his place very nice. he was proud of it."
Police say 24 year old Andrew Gans is facing two charges of vehicular homicide. He's currently behind bars at the Lucas County Jail.